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Tag Archives: american eagle coins
For those of you who bought the 2012-S 75th anniversary set, congratulations. I think recent experience with two prior issues indicates it will be a winner. For those of you who missed out on buying a set, I suggest that if you believe my analysis that follows, that you make your purchase on the secondary market soon, before the prices escalate as has been the case with all prior limited-issue Eagles. Continue reading
From the April 13th Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you think collectors will buy more proof silver Eagles in 2012 than 2011? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor, Dave Harper. Continue reading
Many times collectors over the years have looked back at chances they had and wished they had acted differently. Had you hand-selected a 1953-S Franklin half dollar with full bell lines back in 1953 and had that coin been preserved well since then you just might be looking at a coin worth $16,000 today, or with a little bit of luck even more. Continue reading
Shipments to buyers of the Mint’s 25th anniversary silver American Eagle sets began Nov. 8, about three weeks earlier than expected. Frustrated collectors who were unsuccessful in obtaining one of the 100,000 sets priced at $299.95 each on Oct. 27 faced the prospects of paying higher prices on the secondary market. Continue reading
Complaints from collectors who were unable to purchase any of the 100,000 25th anniversary American Eagle sets offered Oct. 27 have put the U.S. Mint on the defensive. Continue reading
You already know about the 25th anniversary American Eagle set sellout from the front page, so let’s ask the really important question: Is there something about the 2011-W uncirculated silver American Eagle collector coin where once it is sold it won’t stay sold? What’s up? Continue reading
The San Francisco Mint has paused its production of 2011 silver American Eagle bullion coins, Tom Jurkowsky, U.S. Mint public affairs director, said July 26. So far, the western mint has produced 2,305,000 of the one-ounce bullion coins and it has 985,000 of that number remaining in inventory. Continue reading